Worried About the Boy

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Worried About the Boy
Distributed by Universal (USA)
Directed by Julian Jarrold
Written by Tony Basgallop
Starring Douglas Booth
Marc Warren
Freddie Fox
Mathew Horne
Cinematography Tony Slater-Ling
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Release date
  • 16 May 2010 (2010-05-16)
Running time 87 minutes

Worried About the Boy is a 2010 television drama film centred around the life of Boy George. It starred Douglas Booth as Boy George and Mathew Horne as lover Jon Moss. It was shown on BBC2 in 2010 as part of 80s season. It is directed by Julian Jarrold and written by Tony Basgallop.

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In 1980, young George O'Dowd (Boy George) argues with his parents over his femininity and moves into a squat with Peter, who dresses as Marilyn Monroe and calls himself Marilyn. They make themselves known at Steve Strange's trendy Blitz Club where George gets a job in the cloakroom. George is unlucky in his relationships with men until he meets musician Kirk Brandon. Through Kirk, George meets the handsome drummer Jon Moss, on whom he develops a crush. Sacked by the Blitz and spurned by Kirk, George turns to Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren to further his music career. George's spell with McLaren's group Bow Wow Wow is short when the rest of the group reveal to McLaren how much they hate George. But fan Mikey Craig is impressed and asks George to sing in a group he is forming, where George again meets Jon. They have an affair and the group become the very successful Culture Club. Four years later, however, hounded by the tabloid press amid stories of his drug addiction, an unhappy George turns to Jon for advice on his future.

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